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Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned

...ing with helical computed tomography (CT) can help radiologists detect lung cancers at their earliest, most curabl...ng support to their suggestion that while CT helps radiologists find more early-stage cancers, many of these are slow-growing tumors that probably would not have be...

CAD detects breast cancers that are most challenging to detect

...ge, a reasonable number that should not affect the radiologists interpretation, nor should it mean that more women would be called back for additional mammograms," Dr. Brem said. CAD is "a useful tool for the improved detection of breast cancer. Based on this study, CAD could reduce the number of missed cancers...

New imaging technologies can enhance orthopaedic outcomes

...rgest and most experienced team of musculoskeletal radiologists in the world....

Special imaging study shows failing hearts are 'energy starved'

...fically, Bottomley and a team of cardiologists and radiologists at Hopkins used MRS to provide direct molecular-level measurements of the CK supply in normal, stressed and failing human hearts. Other team members include Robert G. Weiss, M.D., and Gary Gerstenblith, M.D., both in the Cardiology Division of the H...

Association publishes blueprint to strengthen stroke care from prevention through recovery

...rt needed to give tPA, such as immediate access to radiologists and neurologists who can image the brain and interpret the results. Telemedicine can make that happen. "Treating patients early with tPA reduces disability, which saves money. A cost-benefit analysis suggests that you save $4,000 for every patient...

New CAD system detects colon polyps in colons previously obscured by contrast-enhanced fluid

...new computer-aided detection (CAD) system can help radiologists detect polyps in colons that contain contrast-enhanced fluid, says a new study that appears in the January 2005 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology . "As far as I know, we are the first to publish a CAD algorithm to find polyps submerged ...

Other highlights in the December 15 JNCI

...statistics in Seattle, and colleagues surveyed 124 radiologists and tracked cancer outcomes from the more than 460...s conclude that increasing volume requirements for radiologists is unlikely to improve the interpretation of mammograms. "Although radiologists differ in performan...

International trial finds benefits of breast MRI in women at high risk

CHICAGO Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables radiologists to accurately identify tumors missed by mammography, according to the first international, multicenter trial comparing the two screening methods in women at high-risk for breast cancer. The findings of the International Breast Magnetic Resonance Cons...

Obesity hinders imaging quality, diagnosis

...arger patients," Dr. Uppot said. "In the meantime, radiologists need to be aware of the limitations of their current imaging equipment and optimize current protocols and equipment settings to accommodate America's fattening population." Co-authors of the paper presented by Dr. Uppot are Dushyant Sahan...

Virtual colonoscopy shows significant promise as colorectal cancer screening option

...ed for routine clinical practice. The shortage of radiologists in the country confounds the issue of training a s...AGA assembled a task force of gastroenterologists, radiologists and epidemiologists to undertake a critical analysis of available information on the capabilities of...

MRI shows liver tumors freezing in real time

...ying tumors, including cryotherapy. Interventional radiologists perform cryotherapy by inserting a needle called a cryoprobe directly into the cancerous tissue and using argon gas to freeze the tumor. Using MRI, the radiologist can target the best site for placing the probe and monitor treatment as it happens...

Diagnostic imaging surge by non-radiologists draws concern

...s the rate (599%) for orthopedic surgeons than for radiologists (99%). The proportion of noninvasive diagnostic...rity between the increases in utilization rates by radiologists and non-radiologists. "Other than being a way for the cardiologists and orthopedic surgeons to ...

Computer program helps doctors diagnose lung cancer

...ith computers are able to detect more cancers than radiologists by themselves. We expect that CAD for lung cancer ...o see fewer false positives, and may actually help radiologists identify benign lesions and reduce the number of people undergoing biopsies. Researchers hope next t...

Research news from the AGA

...-of-the-art screening equipment and highly-skilled radiologists contributed to the high ability of the test to detect polyps. About the Studies The Impact of CT Colonography on Colonoscopy Demand, Hur et al.Researchers at Harvard Medical School conducted a base-case analysis using estimates from publ...

CT with multiplanar reconstruction gives new perspective on complex ankle fractures

..., and will help facilitate the partnership between radiologists who diagnose these fractures and the orthopedic surgeons who treat them, Dr. Brown said. The study proposes using a common classification scheme the Salter-Harris system to help describe the appearance of these fractures in each different dimensio...

MRI improves treatment of deforming birthmarks

...rotherapy, a minimally invasive treatment in which radiologists inject a sclerosing agent into the malformation, causing the swollen veins to constrict. While MR imaging has previously been used to diagnose vascular malformations and conduct follow-up examinations after sclerotherapy, this study demonstrated ...

Science of perception

...making all kinds of fine visual distinctions, from radiologists to dog show judges. In a novel experiment, subjects were trained to become experts on computer-generated creatures called Greebles. Over a two-week period, in a series of one-hour sessions, subjects were shown images of Greebles, whose appendage...

Register early for the AIUM regional course, Sonography: A Broad Sweep, and Save

...keletal injuries in sonographers, sonologists, and radiologists who participate in scanning will also be discussed. Register online at www.aium.org and benefit from a broad range of discussion topics, gaining new insight into the practice of sonography. Hear nationally recognized experts discuss the...

3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor

... (PET scans). Now, Duke University physicists and radiologists have produced the first 3D pictures from a new tec...technological change over the last 10 years in how radiologists read the results of an imaging scan, Eliot Siegel of the University of Maryland ( esiegel@umaryland....

Despite legislation, prompt payment for radiology services 'elusive goal' in New Jersey

...une and October of 2000 to six major payers for 93 radiologists in New Jersey. The percentage of completely unpaid claims after the legal 40-day limit was 28%; after 170 days, the percentage was 6%. The study shows that lost revenue from unpaid claims was 28 times greater than the lost interest associated with d...

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